Mbappe’s Injury Mars PSG 13th French Cup Win

Paris St-Germain beat 10-man Saint-Etienne to win a 13th French Cup title in a game that saw some fans allowed into the Stade de France.

The win courtesy of Neymar’s 14th-minute goal completed a domestic double for PSG who were awarded the Ligue 1 title after the topflight was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But the win came at a huge cost with star striker Kylian Mbappe hobbling off with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury.

Mbappe pictured with a cast and crutches after the game

Mbappe was the victim of a nasty challenge by Loic Perrin that saw players from both sides involved in a melee before Perin was sent off.

The France international left the pitch in tears, reappearing later on crutches and he will no be a serious doubt for PSG’s Champions League quarter-final with Atalanta in August.

The game was notable for fans being allowed to attend although less than 5,000 were allowed inside the 80,000 capacity Stade de France as part of stringent health regulations.

It was an encouraging sign and will be keenly observed by football authorities as football seeks a return to some sort of normality.